The F-word is a Dirty Word in the Church

I have had something percolating for a while — thoughts on being a woman in the church. It is good to be human. But is it good to be a woman in the church?   And what about the f-word?  It’s hard to be a feminist in the Evangelical church.  Do you ever wonder why people of…

I Like My Church, They Don’t Tell Me What to Think

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I like my church.  They don’t tell me what to think or what to do.  Let me explain.  They do not tell me how to vote. It just feels wrong for a person of spiritual authority to…

I Will Not Be Silent

Five suicide deaths by students bullied because of being GLBT or Q is a tragedy — each life lost was important and significant. Each life matters to their mother and father, family and friends.  Each person had hopes and dreams of a life of love and acceptance.  Each child deserves to feel safe at any…

Jesus is weeping.

I am dismayed — mortified — and full of questions this morning as I continue to read the news.   My human response is to consider the gun carrying, Quran burning, pastor Terry Jones, to be idiotic and stupid, the definition of ignorance.  Although my gut response isn’t helpful or kind (or very Godly) can…

Devastation & Hope

Fear friends and lurkers, As the world knows by now a major earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, inflicting a catastrophe on the Caribbean nation.  Up to 4,000 dead.  It is difficult to know how to respond to a tragedy like this.  It doesn’t take a lot to ignore it.  I hadn’t checked the news…

What Can’t our Daughters Do?

I’m re-posting something I wrote a year ago.  It was my most popular article ever written with more than a thousand viewers.  So I thought it was worth posting again.   ———————– Quickly — I want to thank all my visitors from the homepage of wordpress.com. Welcome!  Wow!  A lotta love happens when you get featured on the…